Don Quixote
Don Quixote (1992)

Over the course of his lifetime, the legendary director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was forced to leave many of his grander movie-making projects unfinished, generally for want of sustained financial backing. Each successive unfinished effort… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

This assemblage of Welles's footage by Jess Franco, from 1992, is crude, gappy, and slapdash, but it hardly matters: the pathos of Welles's thinly veiled self-portrait is almost unbearable.

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Shane Burridge

The least of Welles' features, but just as intriguing as his major works

Todd McCarthy

[The] result is a travesty that will please no one, least of all Welles enthusiasts.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Long-delayed reconstruction of Welles' unfinished Cervantes project.

Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

[Jess] Franco's version is not even an approximation, never mind a reconstruction.... But even as a visual record of Welles' raw footage it's a travesty.

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Scott Renshaw

Using guesswork and very little talent, a bunch of well-intentioned film buffs tried to piece together a lot of raw footage into something resembling the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. They failed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
An oddity, an uneven pastiche of stock footage of Welles himself and bits and pieces of his unfinished film. it has some few funny moments.
Robert Brogan
Yes, the film is a mess but it is an interesting mess. The actor playing Don Quixote certainly looks the part. Besides that, there are some nice shots but… More
Eric Broome
This reconstruction of Orson Welles' unfinished "Don Quixote" didn't offend me quite as much as it offended some other Welles fans -- hey,… More
Walter M.
"Orson Welles' Don Quixote" is a trippy and playful adaptation of the venerable novel that starts pretty much as expected. Don Quixote(Francisco… More